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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which of the following do Selam and the narrator NOT do when they see each other from their apartments?
(a) Smile big.
(b) Open their mouths wide.
(c) Mime hugging each other.
(d) Talk on the phone.
2. The narrator is happy because __________________________.
(a) Her family is going on vacation.
(b) It is her birthday.
(c) She and Selam have found a way to communicate.
(d) She got a new puppy.
3. What does the chief drop into Jubril's lap?
(b) A bottle of water.
(c) A rosary.
(d) A magazine.
4. Why does Jubril not watch the televisions on the bus?
(a) They show offensive Western images.
(b) His eyes are too tired.
(c) The screens are too blurry.
(d) He would prefer to sleep.
5. Who is the best friend of the person in #74?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the narrator's father tell Selam?
2. Jubril was baptized into which religion?
3. Why do the narrator's parents no longer want her to play with a certain girl?
4. This story is told from which point of view?
5. Whom does Jubril ask to come on the bus to settle the matter about his seat?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the narrator's father's advice to Selam regarding eating pork?
2. Why are the narrator and Selam no longer allowed to play together?
3. What does the Chief signify in the story?
4. Why does Akpan choose second person narration for the story?
5. What does the narrator experience on the day her parents inform her she can no longer play with Selam?
6. Who is Hadiya and how does she impact the relationship between the narrator and Selam?
7. How do the narrator and Selam find a way to communicate with each other when they are not allowed to play together?
8. What elements of Western life are uncomfortable for Jubril while on the bus?
9. What is the main point of the story, "What Language is That"?
10. What is at the base of all the trivial conflicts in the story?
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